• Meadowlark Middle School Orchestra Page
    Welcome to Orchestra Mustang Nation!!!
    Fabrice Dharamraj, Orchestra Director
     
     
    All New Orchestra Students, Please click on the link below to be introduced to the world of Middle School Orchestra
     
     
     
     
    MMS Orchestra classes are on A-Days (2021 - 2022)
     
    Fabrice Dharamraj MMS Orchestra Director Biography
     
    Orchestra Class Schedule
     
    Class Materials
    • Instrument choices: (violin, viola, cello, or bass with an appropriate bow)
    • Method Books:
      • Beginning Orchestra 6th and 7th grade: Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 (violin, viola, cello, or bass)
      • Intermediate 7th grade: Essential Elements for Strings Book 2 (violin, viola, cello, or bass)
      • Advanced 8th grade: Essential Techniques for Strings Book 3 (violin, viola, cello, or bass) 
    • Rosin (for bow) 
    • Pencil (every day) 
    • Shoulder rest: (Violin and Viola students only)
    • End Pin Holder: (Cello and Bass students only  
    • Music Folder

    Mustang Orchestra Handbook

     
    Orchestra Events
     
    • Fundraising
    • All-County Orchestra (Virtual Auditions)
    • Winter Orchestra Concert
    • All-County Orchestra Clinic
    • Elementary School Recruitment Field Trip
    • Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) Field Trip
    • Spring Orchestra Concert
    • Festival Contest and Carowinds Field Trip
    • Other events (TBD)

     

    Fundraising Information

     

    All-County Orchestra Audition Information

    • Solo Requirement (All Instruments):
    • Scale Requirements: (must be memorized)
      • Violin: 2 octave G major + arpeggio
      • Viola: 2 octave C major + arpeggio
      • Cello: 2 octave C major + arpeggio
      • Bass: 1 octave G major + arpeggio (2 octave optional)

    Winter Orchestra Concert

     
    All-County Orchestra Clinic
     
    Elementary School Recruitment Field Trip
     
    Music Performance Adjudication (MPA)
     
    Spring Orchestra Concert
     
    Festival Contest and Carowinds Field Trip